Ophelia Shields

Female26 February 1872–19 September 1967

Brief Life History of Ophelia

When Ophelia Shields was born on 26 February 1872, in Simpsonville, Upshur, Texas, United States, her father, Thomas Jefferson Shields, was 36 and her mother, Nancy Ascenath Johnson, was 25. She had at least 3 sons and 6 daughters with Gabriel Emily Lemmond. She lived in Justice Precinct 3, Upshur, Texas, United States in 1900 and Pittsburg, Camp, Texas, United States for about 10 years. She died on 19 September 1967, in Mount Pleasant, Titus, Texas, United States, at the age of 95, and was buried in Perryville Cemetery, Perryville, Wood, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Gabriel Emily Lemmond
Ophelia Shields
Della May Lemmond
Emily Bethenia Lemmond
Vera Ethel Lemmond
Gladys Lemmond
Lillie Lemmond
Elmo Lemmond
William J. Lemmond
Milton Lemmond
Annie Estelle Lemmond

Sources (13)

  • Ophelia Lemmond in household of G E Lemmond, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ophelia Lemmond, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"
  • Ophelia Sheals in entry for Embley Beth Lemmonds, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"

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World Events (8)


Age 2

Historical Boundaries: 1874: Camp, Texas, United States

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 3

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 26

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Shield 1 (and perhaps occasionally 2, 3, and 4) with plural or post-medieval excrescent -s. In the plural form, the surname may also be topographic, for someone who lived in or near some huts, or habitational, from a place so named, such as North Shields (Northumberland) and South Shields (Durham), though these are unlikely to be the main sources of the surname.

Irish: shortened form of O'Shields , an alternative Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Siadhail; see Shiel .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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